This weeks gambling news sees Las Vegas resorts getting the MGM treatment when it launched a new mobile gaming platform, called easyPLAY Mobile Tournaments. Yggdrasil also appoint a new CFO, there’s new slots and also some unscrupulous operators at Jubise.
Yggdrasil Appoints Chief Financial Officer
Yggdrasil Gaming, a provider of market-leading online and mobile casino games, has announced that following its rapid growth over the past couple of months, it has appointed Frida Gustafsson as Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to her appointment at Yggdrasil Gaming, Gustafsson spent over six years in several roles at NetEnt and most recently served as its Finance Manager for tax and new markets. She has also served as Auditor for Deloitte Sweden. Gustafsson will be based at Yggdrasil’s Malta headquarters.
The Chief Executive Officer at Yggdrasil Gaming, Fredrik Elmqvist, commented on the new appointment by extending his warmest welcome to Frida on behalf of the entire Yggdrasil team. He also said that as Yggdrasil grows, it is important for them to assemble a world-class team of executives and Frida is one of the sharpest financial minds in gaming and is bound to be a huge asset as they continue to expand as a company.
Jubise Casino Closes Down
Online players at SoftSwiss powered Jubise Casino were surprised to learn that the casino had closed down and moved all their accounts and info to TTR Casino – a Russian language online casino – without their prior consent, which is in total contrast with industry standards.
A badly written notification of the change was forwarded to customers at Jubise Casino, which was only received after the changes had been made and which reads as follows:
“Hello dear player!
We want to inform you that your account was transfered to ttr.casino. It is new brand, which are compeltely awesome and boost our operation on completely new level.
More than this, you will be able to get First Deposit Bonus at TTR casino again.
Your login details are same for TTR casino, all balances are also transferred. Just login in your account and enjoy brand new casino!
Thank you very much”
Any professional casino would first get players’ consent before moving their info and Jubise Casino’s procedure is definitely not a professional way to conduct business.
This further reiterates the need for regulation Worldwide, like we have in the UK. You can feel safe in the knowledge that all of the gaming sites recommended (linked to) on the Doolallys site are fully licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.
MGM Resorts International Introduces Mobile Platform
Nevada-based entertainment company, MGM Resorts International, has revealed that it has launched a new mobile gaming platform, called easyPLAY Mobile Tournaments that will see guests at nine of its Las Vegas resorts having an opportunity to play casino games outside the casino and gamble with real money in tournament games.
The new platform is currently available at Las Vegas resorts Monte Carlo, Excalibur, Luxor, Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand, New York-New York, the Mirage and Mandalay Bay.
The highlight of the launch is the “All Summer Long Winner Takes All Progressive Slot Machine Tournament” that has an entry fee of $5 and a $10,000 first prize.
According to Tom Mikulich, Senior VP of Business Development for MGM Resorts International, the platform will provide Las Vegas resorts guests who are over the age of 21, with an exciting opportunity to play their favorite games while enjoying other amenities than those found inside the casino.
Habanero Releases Sparta Online Slot
Leading internet betting software developer, Habanero, has announced that it has released a great new online video slot game titled “Sparta”.
Sparta is a 5 reel and 25 pay line video slot game that takes players to ancient Greece where they find formidable warriors, military machinery and antiquated war ships.
The new video slot offers players a number of great features which include Free Spins, Wild and Scatter symbols.
The Chief Executive Officer of Habanero, Nic Ioannoy, revealed that they think that Sparta will be extremely popular across a vast range of territories as it is an absolute perfect combination of the old and the new.